“In God we trust” is written on all our coins and paper currency in the United States of America. You are most likely carrying that phrase with you right now so go ahead and check your coins and bills. You’ll find it printed somewhere on each one. Have you ever paid it much attention? Even with modern political debate as to whether or not our currency should bear the mention of God, it’s still a declaration of our nation. In tough economic times and financial uncertainty, there is a particular irony to having that phrase on America’s currency. It is however a wisdom principle taught in the book of Proverbs.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.” (Proverbs 3:5-6 NLT)
This is an amazing leadership principle that will serve you well. It is also a valuable mindset if you are ever facing challenging and uncertain situations. My guess is; you are probably dealing with some type of uncertain situation in your life today or have someone close to you who is. Take a minute to read the words of Proverbs 3:5-6 again very slowly. Let the hope and promise of this passage wash over you and give you peace and confidence in your Heavenly Father’s love for you. What challenge are you facing today? Now, re-write this passage as a personal affirmation with that situation named within it: “Lord, I’m trusting you with all my heart to ________________ ; I’m not depending on my own understanding anymore. I’m seeking your will in this situation and trusting you to guide me in the right path forward.” Who do you need to encourage today by sharing with them this wisdom principle about trusting God?
“God is God. Because He is God, He is worthy of my trust and obedience. I will find rest nowhere but in His holy will, a will that is unspeakably beyond my largest notions of what He is up to.”